On a recent visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, students heard from master Gemini G.E.L. print-maker, Jim Webb, about working with Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Frank Stella and others in Los Angeles.
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A list of where our Arts Journalism alumni work today

Our graduates are coveted and have gone on to work at over 75 journalism and arts organizations in the last ten years. Several have launched their own notable media outlets and arts organizations that endure to this day. Here is where some started work immediately after graduation; many continue in them to the present, some have landed in more than one of these places for full-time work:
 
Full-time Jobs – Arts Journalism SJ alumni ’09 to ‘18

  • Argus Quartet, founder and member, Yale University resident chamber orchestra
  • dublab, co-founder and creative director, 10-year old non-profit, radio station dedicated to the growth of music, arts and culture
  • DailyMail, staff writer
  • Daily Maverick, online news site in Capetown, RSA, video creator
  • Food Network, co-producer on “Patricia Heaton Parties”
  • KPCC 89.3 FM, associate producer, “The Frame” – America’s only A&E daily radio show
  • Los Angeles Times, Orange County food and drink columnist
  • New York Times, film writer, “Watching,” site newsletter
  • Pacifica Radio, assistant producer
  • Red Bull Music Academy, host of LAndscape and magazine contributor
  • Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, editor
  • Stance on Dance, founder and editor, a national online dance magazine
  • Sundance Film Institute, programmer
  • Talcual Films, founder and manager, documentary filmmaker
  • The Argonaut, arts editor, covering local arts, based in Venice, CA
  • The Kennedy Center, producer, digital department
  • The Wrap, editorial associate 
  • Trailer Talk Radio, founder and producer
  • Universal Pictures, media promotions director
  • Village Voice, film editor
  • Wall Street Journal, LA bureau, U.S. news reporter
  • Washington Post’s The Lily, writer
  • PT/Freelance 
  • Billboard, contributor
  • Boston Court Performing Arts Center, curator
  • Broadly, (Vice’s feminist/queer channel), contributor
  • Buzzfeed, arts reporter (audio + text)
  • Daily Serving, visual arts writer
  • DC Comics, an editor
  • Glasstire, visual arts writer
  • Sundance Film Institute, programmer
  • GQ Magazine, contributor
  • Hyperallergic, writer and critic
  • KCET, “Border Busters,” DJ and host, LA’s award-winning TV arts station
  • KCET, “The Migrant Kitchen,” contributor
  • KCETLink, reporter
  • KPCC 89.3 FM, podcast series producer, “Resonant Residents”
  • LAist, reporter
  • Los Angeles Times, dance and music contributors (more than one)
  • L.A. Weekly, contributor and critic
  • Ms. Magazine blog, contributor
  • Netflix, creative/director under contract, producing marketing/promo videos
  • NPR’s “Morning Edition,” “Weekend Edition” and “All Things Considered,” music contributor
  • Pitchfork, contributor
  • Playboy magazine, contributor
  • PRI (Public Radio International), contributor
  • Rolling Stone, contributor
  • Wondery, podcast contributor

Teaching

  • Loyola Marymount University, tenured director of the Journalism Program
  • Santa Ana College, assistant professor of Communication and Media Studies
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa, School of Communication and Journalism, visiting lecturer
  • UC Santa Cruz, associate tenured professor of Film + Digital Media
  • USC School of Cinematic Arts, screenwriting, adjunct professor
  • University of Witwatersrand, associate lecturer 

Books

  • Beauty Is Experience: Dancing 50 and Beyond by Emmaly Wiederholt, ‘14
  • To Live and Dine in L.A. (Library Foundation of Los Angeles), by Josh Kun with research by Samanta Helou, ‘17
  •  Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways (Da Capo Press) by Evelyn McDonnell, ‘10
  • Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl (Black Dog & Leventhal), edited by Evelyn McDonnell with essays by Rebecca Haithcoat, ‘10 and Allison Wolfe, ‘16